Sushi and Sexism

The sushi industry is one dominated by men and always has been, and there is nowhere where this is more apparent than the birthplace of modern sushi, Japan. In the past I published an article on “Washoku,” a culturally pure approach to sushi which respects nature and the resources required for sushi to continue. That…


The 6 Best Countries to Eat Real Sushi Outside of Japan

Japanese people have been emigrating all over the world for more than 800 years. Many of the descendants of these immigrants have maintained their Japanese language, culture, and of course their sushi traditions. Sushi enthusiasts like us are lucky to have access to authentic Japanese restaurants when we are traveling all over the world. As…


Black Market Seafood – how do you trust a restaurant?

Are you eating black market seafood? Black market seafood makes you wonder which restaurants you can really trust. With the recent bust in New Zealand, we are all reminded that unsafe practices do happen in the seafood industry. When it comes to sushi and raw fish, you need to be especially vigilant. A recent case…


Naked Sushi: The so called “art” of Nyotaimori

Nyotaimori, or Body Sushi is the bizarre practice of eating sushi off a woman Nyotaimori restaurants will paint the practice of body sushi as stemming from ancient Japanese culture. They claim to offer an authentic Japanese experience. Some assert that it originated in the Samurai period of Japanese history serving as celebrating of defeating an…


When preserving authentic sushi goes too far: Sushi Police!

Sushi police is a mini series following three “Sushi Officers” tasked with preserving authentic Japanese cuisine. If anyone dares to serve non-traditional sushi… you know who shows up! Unfortunately the mini series was reviewed quite poorly. It only received a score of 4.3/10 on IMDB. Even though I might not recommend you watch the actual…


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